Archive for Saturday, January 28, 2012

25 years ago: Entertainment options in and near Lawrence

January 28, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 28, 1987:

If you had been in the mood for a movie this week in 1987, you would have had a few new releases from which to choose. The Hillcrest was showing Richard Pryor in "Critical Condition" ("A Comedy of Epidemic Proportions") and was continuing its runs of "Crocodile Dundee" and "Little Shop of Horrors," while the Granada was running "Outrageous Fortune" with Bette Midler and Shelley Long and its near neighbor the Varsity was showing "The Bedroom Window." Hillcrest was already advertising "Platoon" which was not scheduled to arrive in town for another week. Out at the Cinema Twin, movie-goers could enjoy either Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek in "Crimes of the Heart," or "Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold" with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone.

The Beastie Boys, on their first national tour, were scheduled to perform at the Uptown Theatre on Feb. 14. Fishbone, a "funky ska band" which had played twice in Lawrence, were to open the show. And speaking of recording artists, the top five singles this week according to Billboard were "At This Moment" by Billy Vera and the Beaters, "Open Your Heart" by Madonna, "C'est La Vie" by Robbie Nevil, "Land of Confusion" by Genesis, and "Change of Heart" by Cyndi Lauper.

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